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By DTDream18
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Joined:  Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:09 pm
#341916
Hi guys. I use Maxsea fertilizer in a week concentration for foliar feeding my flytraps.

But I'm wondering if I can use it for root feeding ? I keep my flytrap pots in about an inch and a half of water. Is it safe to add the Maxsea to the water my pots are sitting in ? Or would it burn the roots ?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
By Huntsmanshorn
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Joined:  Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:32 am
#341918
I tried this, you can get away with it for awhile, but eventually it killed all the VFTs I fertilized.
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By P A U L
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#367105
from what i understand, CP roots haven't evolved for drawing in nutrients from the soil so they capture all their nitrogen needs from insects that get caught in the traps/dews/pitchers. so fertilizing the soil is not so great.
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